North vs. South

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Bushido

Re: North vs. South
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2007, 05:50:00 PM »
Here are my estimates

Southern hemisphere (60W - 70W)

Country
Area(sq. mi)
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Brazil/2
1,643,235
Bolivia
424,160
Paraquay/2
78,525
Argentina
1,072,067
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Total:
3,217,987

Northern hemisphere (15E - 25E)

Country
Area(sq. mi)
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Sweden
173,800
Poland
120,725
Czech Republic
30,440
Austria/2
16,188
Hungary
35,913
Romania/2
45,850
Slovenia/2
7,820
Croatia
21,830
Bosnia Herzegovina
19,741
Serbia & Montenegro
26,940
Italy/3
38,767
Albania
11,110
Macedonia
9,925
Bulgaria/2
42,820
Greece
50,960
Libya
679,535
Chad
495,750
Central African Republic
241,310
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Total:
2,069,424

RATIO = 1.555

Source: Webster's new encyclopedic dictionary, 1995
« Last Edit: May 13, 2007, 05:57:14 PM by Bigus Dickus »

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Bushido

Re: North vs. South
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2007, 07:47:39 AM »
Classic PWNAGE!  :P

Re: North vs. South
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2007, 10:31:11 AM »
Thus we see on reliable evidence that the further we go south the greater the distance round the world.

But you can only go south if the Earth is round.

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Re: North vs. South
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2007, 02:42:50 PM »
Don't start that again. Yes you can.

Concentrate on the pwnage...
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Re: North vs. South
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2007, 03:06:34 PM »
Isn't south on FE 'rimward' or something? FAQ is my source.

Re: North vs. South
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2007, 03:11:18 PM »
Isn't south on FE 'rimward' or something? FAQ is my source.

If 'rimward' means toward the edge of the earth, than yes.

Re: North vs. South
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2007, 04:23:33 PM »
Yea, that's my point. Because "rimwards" could actually be in any direction, you will always end up on a edge if you walk long enough. You should define "south" in a FET as the shortest distance to the edge of the disc.

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Re: North vs. South
« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2007, 04:26:33 PM »
Or the opposite of North, which is equivalent.
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Re: North vs. South
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2007, 06:35:29 AM »
Tom is silent...
It was decided that Tom's abuse of his suspiciously acquired mod powers was too much to let continue.  His account was deleted.

Re: North vs. South
« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2007, 12:42:49 AM »
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Tom. STOP copy-pasting. Your calculations were shown incorrect in another thread.

There's nothing incorrect about those calculations. The calculations are absolutely correct. The  remarks in that previous thread stem from an inability of the reader to calculate the circumference of the earth based on a difference of longitude. It's simple math, really. The earth - flat or round - will have a circumference of 360o at every latitude. If we know what the quoted distance is between the Cape of Good Hope and Melbourne we can compute that difference of 126o longitude between the two locations into 360o and come up with a figure for the circumference.

Simple as that.

Please explain what you mean by a circumference of 360o. Degrees is a unit which has no physical length...

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TheEngineer

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Re: North vs. South
« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2007, 01:34:41 AM »
Because "rimwards" could actually be in any direction,
No, it would only be south...


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Re: North vs. South
« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2007, 09:54:19 AM »
Rimwards is the opposite of moving towards the North Pole. Therefore, it is south.

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Re: North vs. South
« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2007, 09:56:53 AM »
What about if you're at the rim, and you pick a point nearby on the rim to walk to?  Wouldn't that be walking 'rimwards' but not away from the North Pole?
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Re: North vs. South
« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2007, 10:33:25 AM »
Actually, it would be east or west. 


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Re: North vs. South
« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2007, 10:36:20 AM »
I think we all understand the intended direction of rimwards (opposite to north towards the rim of the earth), so let's stop the chatter about technicalities which is pointless beyond the regular nonsense.

Re: North vs. South
« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2007, 06:38:45 PM »
(7637/126)*360 = 21,820 miles

Simple as that.

Wow Gin, that's a terrible calculation there. You forgot that this isn't a straight line we're talking about, but a curve.  A curve is always longer than a straight line. You'll need to compute arcs of a circle if you wish to correctly find the figure. In your equation you will need to include pi - the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle.

On the notion of curves and straight lines and "going straight", please see my thread:

http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=15758.0

I would like some FE'ERS to respond...

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Re: North vs. South
« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2007, 10:50:56 AM »
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Tom. STOP copy-pasting. Your calculations were shown incorrect in another thread.

There's nothing incorrect about those calculations. The calculations are absolutely correct. The  remarks in that previous thread stem from an inability of the reader to calculate the circumference of the earth based on a difference of longitude. It's simple math, really. The earth - flat or round - will have a circumference of 360o at every latitude. If we know what the quoted distance is between the Cape of Good Hope and Melbourne we can compute that difference of 126o longitude between the two locations into 360o and come up with a figure for the circumference.

Simple as that.


Not to drag out the point, but that only works on a flat model actually. Think about it for a sec.  A globe or sphere would be in cross-sections using your 360 degree method, therefore tapering into smaller and smaller circumferences as you approached the poles. * It would work either way - N/S or E/W sections.

That's my only point. I'm leaving it at that.


* Edited to add the either / or. I've noticed a tendency to comment on specifics in here so I added it in to be sure.  ;D
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Re: North vs. South
« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2007, 12:46:27 PM »
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There's nothing incorrect about the calculations. The calculations are absolutely correct.

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